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ARLA and NAEA merge to become NFPP

The National Association of Estate Agents and the Association of Residential Letting Agents have merged to become the National Federation of Property Professionals.

At simultaneous general meetings, both ARLA, and the NAEA, voted in favour of the amalgamation of the two professional bodies

This development for the residential property industry has been structured to enable the general public and the industry at large to work with both names at the same time. This will allow each organisation to focus on its own specialities, lettings and sales respectively.

The respective presidents of the NAEA and ARLA, Charles Smailes and Robert Jordan, hailed the vote today as a major step in the protection of the consumer, the professionalism of the residential property industry and a benefit for all those employed in residential sales and lettings.

Both Jordan and Smailes says: “The hard work and goodwill already demonstrated by the two organisations working together will make this amalgamation under the banner of the National Federation of Property Professionals a formidable force in the property market.”


Handley to launch Truestone Private Finance

Truestone Asset Management has appointed Ian Handley to launch its lending arm Truestone Private Finance. Handley and his team will provide independent advice relating to investment property finance, residential mortgage borrowing, multiple property financing, loans, offshore finance and commercial and development finance. He has over 25 years experience in the financial sector and began his […]

This will be a good year for B2L brokers

Council of Mortgage Lenders statistics show buy-to-let mortgages continued to thrive in 2006. Social factors such as the growing tendency towards single-person households, the increase in immigration and the difficulties of first-time buyers have all led to a sustained need for rental properties. So the demand for buy-to-let mortgages in 2006 was substantial.

AIFA welcomes financial capability scheme

The Association of Independent Financial Advisers has given its support to the governments financial capability scheme, which will see the launch of a national generic financial advice service. Chris Cummings, director general of AIFA, says: Any move to improve financial understanding and capability among the general public is a step in the right direction.“We believe […]

Choose life…

Sarah Scott  – Marketing Consultant, Royal London  This month sees the return of Renton, Sickboy, Begbie and Spud in the sequel to the film Trainspotting. Just over 20 years later, we return to see exactly how life treated the characters whose lifestyle was less than ideal back in 1996. Did they choose a job, choose […]


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